The CHERISH program is an
innovative new sheltering program designed to expand the activities
of the Elder Response Team, and is made possible through funding
from the Hewitt Foundation.
Providing a safe place
for abused seniors to stay is the central goal of the CHERISH
program. By partnering with assisted living communities, retirement
homes, and skilled nursing facilities, CHERISH is able to provide a
safe environment, as well as ensure that clients receive nourishing
meals, medication management , and assistance with activities of
daily living if required.
In addition, CHERISH
offers counseling services, and facilitates access to support
services, medical assistance, housing, financial resources, and
support groups. In cases where an arrest has taken place, CHERISH
advocates with the court system to ensure that the family is
provided with a comprehensive system of care. When appropriate,
support is also provided to the caregiver or offending family member
so that the family can heal and learn healthy coping, communication,
and life skills.
Click here to view an important 10-second
Elder Abuse PSA!